Nevada hit by 5.7 Magnitude earthquake

Nevada hit by 5.7 Magnitude earthquake

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Back-to-back 5.7 magnitude earthquakes hit 16 miles southwest of Hawthorne, Nev., according to the United States Geological Survey.

The quake was reportedly felt in Gardnerville, Reno, Sparks, Carson City, rural Nevada and parts of California.

The initial 5.7 magnitude quake was reported at 12:18 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016. Four minutes later, a 5.7 magnitude earthquake was reported in the same area.

A 3.6 magnitude aftershock was reported 11 minutes later at 12:29 a.m.

A fourth earthquake recording a 3.9 magnitude hit 72 miles southeast of Carson City at 12:57 a.m.

A fifth earthquake measuring 5.7 hit in the same spot as the initial two at 1:13 a.m.

Later Wednesday morning, two more earthquakes shook the same area — a 4.0 quake at 4:18 a.m. and a 3.5 quake at 6:40 a.m.

In all, 14 earthquakes above a 3.0 magnitude have struck northern Nevada and northern California on Wednesday.

According to the Nevada Department of Transportation, there are no reports or indications of any damage to state bridges.

However, NDOT says, per department protocol, it is sending out bridge inspectors to inspect state bridges within a 50-mile radius of the earthquake epicenter.

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